Saturday, June 26, 2010

What really grinds my gears

There was a post on the 2nd Trimester board earlier in the week from a woman who just found out she is having a boy. It basically went like this:
"I am so disappointed. I just don't think I'm going to be able to breastfeed him or change his diaper."

There was a lot more to the post but that's what stuck out in my mind. I can't cut & paste the entire post for you, because she ended up deleting it when people started making negative comments.

I am so sad for that poor little baby. He is going to have a mother who doesn't want to feed or change him simply because he has a penis. Is that not really messed up?

I understand having gender preferences, but it really makes me sad when people say they will be disappointed, sad, and/or have difficulty caring for their baby if it isn't the gender they wanted. It's not their baby's fault that it isn't the sex they wanted. I think it is so wrong to punish the baby for having a penis (or a vagina). You know what I mean :)

5 words of geekdom:

TId bits & tales said...

People should be thankful for just being blessed with a child. So many people can't have them and deserve. I too have seen posts like this on a trimester board and it just blows my mind.

PS You look so much like my friend Sarah it's unreal!

MV said...

I haven't ventured over to any of the tri boards much, but posts like that make me stabby.

Caroline said...

That post made me want to cry. I might be flameworthy in my own right, because I am nervous about having a girl, but I know that if I do, I will love her to bits and pieces.

Ultimately, all I want is the baby DH and I made together. Whether we made a boy or a girl - that's OUR baby, and I wouldn't want any other.

Sarah said...

Honestly, that girl sounded like she had much bigger issues than gender dissapointment. I hope she gets help.

mari2003 said...

Biitch that's all I got... Wish I could have a baby with a penis inside me or a baby girl. Shit I'll take both... Life just sucks that way. Melissa their isn't a rhyme or reason for it. Maybe those of us with IF where put on earth to care for all those babies that no one else wants...

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